The plum tree (Prunus domestica) rarely grows higher than 20 to 30 feet and is cultivated throughout the central and southern Europe for its delicious fruits.
The wood is hard, dense, and somewhat brittle. The heartwood is pale to reddish brown, the sapwood is light yellow. Drying it is rather complicated and it has a tendency to crack, helped on by its frequently gnarled growth patterns. Once a usable amount manages to survive the drying process, it is a preferred choice for woodwind instruments (my bag pipe is made of it), but it also used in bow making, knife handles, and keg taps.
Dimensions: approx. 125 x 40 x 30 mm
You will get the shown piece!
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
The handle block is sanded and coated with a layer of shellac.
This allows you to see exactly the color you will obtain.
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.